"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a ...
"Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is the best chronicle of drug-soaked, addle-brained, rollicking good times ever committed to the printed page. It is also the tale of a long weekend road trip that has gone down in the annals of American pop culture as one of the strangest journeys ever undertaken. Now this cult classic of gonzo journalism is a major motion picture from Universal, directed by Terry Gilliam and starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro.
Fair. We ship the same or next business day and provide a tracking number with tracking info. A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover and pages but integrity still intact accessories like cds, toys etc may not be included. Photo is a stock catalog image cover may be different. The dust jacket shows normal wear and tear.
Good. FIRST EDITION. NY: Random House, 1972. (Full number line on copyright page down to 2 with stated First Edition underneath. ) About Good condition without dust jacket. Covers have a few stains. Boards worn at corners. First printing of Hunter S. Thompson's Las Vegas drug-binge journalistic memoir.
Very Good. First edition, first printing. Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Soiling to edge of page block. Light rubbing at corners and spine ends. Silver stamping to spine lightly rubbed. Pages are unmarked, but lightly toned. First edition.
*This price HAS BEEN temporarily reduced by 10% until Monday, May 31. Order now for BEST SAVINGS! * first edition, first printing; 206 pp., original boards & black cloth backstrip (hardcover), remainder stamps to the front free endpaper and bottom edge, covers faded at the margins, edges foxed, else very good in a good+ dust jacket; the jacket has one closed tear at a the front flap fold and is mildly edge-worn. Photos available upon request.
Good. First edition, first printing. Good+ in dust jacket with price intact. Light lean to spine, fading to boards at edges, spotting to top edge of page block. Dust jacket shows a dampstain at bottom of spine that lightly affects the page margins as well. The jacket shows fading to the spine, as well as an area of abrasion near the base. A serviceable copy of the first printing, in a dust jacket.
Raph Steadman. Near Fine in Near Fine jacket. First printing of Dr. Thompson's "savage journey to the heart of the American dream". Slightly faded board edges, as usual with this book, and a bit of foxing to top edge block. Not priceclipped and no markings. A very nice copy.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Hardcover. 4to. Random House. 1973. 206 pgs. First Edition/First Printing. Bound in grey boards with blindstamped Dr. Gonzo on the front cover. Black cloth spine with silver titles. DJ in VG shape with light chip to the top spine edge. Light rub to the glossiness of the DJ present. No ownership marks present. Text is clean and free of marks, binding tight and solid, boards lightly sunned. E-48; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 206 pages.
Hunter S. Thompson wrote this story based on past events in his life. After reading through this story, your view of how crazy someone?s life can really be will b e changed forever. The stories he tells throughout the book are completely insane and usually drug induced. Humor throughout the book is pretty prevalent. I found myself laughing out loud throughout much of it. Much of the humor isn?t because of him saying something funny but rather the outrageousness of the situations. These situations would include attending police conventions and casinos while heavily under the influence of hallucinogens, uppers, downers, and intoxicants. However funny the story was, the plot was sometimes hard to follow. As well as the plot, the characters in the story were sometimes hard to follow along with. I couldn?t tell if Thomson was referring to himself or to another person. Fortunately there is a movie to go along with the book. I have not seen it yet but I feel it might clear up some questions that I have about the story. For the grand total I would give this book three stars only because of the hardness to follow of the plot and characters. The funniness and ridiculousness of the story made up for the negative side. I would recommend this story to someone who enjoys reading nonfiction and fiction stories.
Oct 5, 2007
Just an overall good book. Was very funny, really enphasized on the drug reallity of whichever drug it was they did. Not that I would know. but I watched the movie before I read the book so it was kinda all too expected.
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